The best beer bars in Stockholm
Updated 11 Dec 2018
Good news, beer lovers: Stockholm's craft-beer scene is as strong as ever. Stockholm houses an abundance of old-school German-style beer houses - or biergartens, sleek beer places, pubs and innovative concepts serving artisanal IPA and craft-beer from trendy microbreweries. Peruse our guide to the best beer bars in Stockholm, sudsy soirees for novices and vets alike.
The fact that Ratebeer, the largest beer website in the world, named Man in the Moon Sweden's best beer restaurant gives you a good idea of the standards at this gastropub. They offer some 650 types of beer and some of the bar's 30 taps include their own brews. They also store beers from the Eighties onwards in their own beer cellar.
Tegnérgatan 2C, City/Vasastan
Over 750 kinds of beer
Despite its slightly anonymous exterior, this hidden gem is a mecca for beer enthusiasts. The bar offers an impressive assortment of brew - over 750 kinds to be exact. Feeling peckish? Pressklubben serves a mean burger to wash down all of that artisanal beer.
Vasagatan 50, Norrmalm/City
Smokehouse with a large selection of craft beers
Cownteen hand-selects what you might call slightly more amusing beers. There's a large selection, and most likely plenty of beers you've never tried before. The selection changes regularly so there's always something new on offer, and micro-brewed beers are a big favourite.
Magnus Ladulåsgatan 29, Södermalm
Modern craft beer brewery
Brewery, bar and restaurant in Hammarby sjöstad. Nya Carnegiebryggeriet is a collaboration between Carlsberg Sverige and Brooklyn Brewery and they brew their own beer here inspired by both old and new beer culture. You can take part in a beer tasting and learn more about the American craft beer tradition.
Ljusslingan 15, Hammarby sjöstad
Micro and nanobreweries
This "beer workshop" is located next door to its sibling Barrels Burgers & Beer. Tritonia is wholeheartedly dedicated to artisanal craft beer - draft and bottled and pays tribute to century-old craftsmanship with experimental and innovative brew flavour combinations.
Stora Nygatan 20, Old Town
This microbrewery conjures 'fruit taps', 'magic taps', innovative stouts and IPAs as well as other one-of-a-kind creations. In addition to beer, Omnipollos hatt serves some of the best pizzas in the city with experimental toppings.
Hökens Gata 3, Södermalm
For the beer connoisseur
This rustic tavern has appealed to a wide audience sine the 90's and is famous for its extensive beer collection. Akkurat is home to about 200 different types of beer both imported and homebrewed. Additionally 400 malt whiskeys are part of their repertoire.
Hornsgatan 18, Södermalm
A classic biergarten
Bierhaus fuses 1930's influences with a modern pub setting. German artisanal beer and homemade bratwurst are served in a classic beer hall setting with wooden panelling, communal tables and benches.
Tegnérgatan 10, City/Vasastan
Mead à la 1435
Hop on a time machine and head back to the Middles Ages. Located on a cobblestone alleyway the restaurant serves traditional Swedish fare reminiscent of the 1400's. Chug a jug of homebrewed mead or enjoy over 100 varieties of bottled and draft beer.
Stora Nygatan 43, Old Town
A little bit of England
This gastropub is a sports bar and restaurant in one, and beer afficonados have plenty to choose from. Just grab a pew at one of the leather banquettes or by the bar (or in front of the big screen) and order a cold beer. Or why not join a beer tasting session?
Mariatorget 1A, Södermalm
Ardbeg Embassy has a unique selection of beers and whiskies, with 24 Swedish microbrews and around 300 different single malts. In modern but typical pub surroundings you can have a drink at the bar or order food from the menu which focuses on Swedish flavours and game. They also arrange beer and whisky tastings.
Västerlånggatan 68, Old Town
Beer and sandwiches East Coast deli-style
This bustling joint pays homage to East Coast delis. Enjoy a classic Reuben sandwich, tuna melt or mac 'n' cheese and wash it down with artisanal beer. The offering includes beer from local breweries such as Sthlm Brewing Co., Fjäderholmarna’s brewery and Södra maltfabriken.
Katarina Bangata 27, Södermalm
Oldie but goodie
Kvarnen is one of the oldest beer halls in the city, dating back to 1908. The rustic venue complete with checked floors, intimate booths and brass lamps exudes a quaint neighbourhood feel. Traditional Swedish fare such as meatballs, herring and black pudding is served as well as bountiful amounts of beer.
Tjärhovsgatan 4, Södermalm
A passion for beer
This ancient beer hall on Skeppsbron serves beer from small, independent breweries in both Sweden and Germany. The beer flows along with a passion for the drink; since 2017 the restaurant has been run by Stene Isacsson from the well-respected Akkurat.
Skeppsbron 44, Old Town
"Join the craft beer revolution"
The masterminds behind this innovative concept combined their love of homebrewed artisanal craft beer and dogs. Bring your four-legged friend along for a beer – non-alcoholic doggy beers are also served. The rustic industrial-style décor enhances the relaxed ambiance.
Beer, smörrebröd and sausage
Ölbistron no. 50 on Tjärhovsgatan in Södermalm is run by the people behind Kungsbryggeriet brewery in Älta. Naturally, they serve beer from their own brewery, as well as seasonal brews and beer from less well-known producers. Combine with some smörrebröd open sandwiches or a sausage if you're peckish.
Tjärhovsgatan 50, Södermalm
Brewery and bar with beer courses
Waza on Norrmalm is a combined restaurant and brewery. Come along and take part in a beer tasting, learn to brew beer or just have a glass. They have an extensive beer list including everything from Waza's own home brews to international brands.
Wallingatan 38, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
Modern, musical beer hall
This well-established music bar was transformed into a modern beer hall in 2018, with a wide range of beers on tap. You can listen to DJ sets, check out live performances and combine your beer with something from the bar menu, such as a hamburger.
Folkungagatan 47, Södermalm
From Brooklyn to Hornstull
The name gives a pretty good idea of what this bar is all about. An American bar next to Debaser in Hornstull, their beer selection includes micro-brewed beers from Brooklyn Brewery alongside various guest beers which change regularly. Combine with a plate of sliders - or why not take part in a quiz or do some clubbing?
Hornstulls Strand 4, Hornstull/Södermalm
Their own lagers and local beers
In the heart of Södermalmstorg by Slussen you'll find this beer hall which serve their own lager and homemade snaps in uber-classic surroundings. You can also choose from beers from masses of local breweries such as Fjäderholmarnas Bryggeri and Södra Lager (in Södermalm), as well as gluten-free IPA from Slottkällans Bryggeri.
Södermalmstorg 6, Södermalm
Microbrews in shopping mecca
The food hall within the exclusive department store NK is probably not the first place you think of when you think of beer, but it actually includes a beer bar with around 180 different types of beer, many of which come from microbreweries. Combine your beer with bar food such as artisan sausages, grilled asparagus or Belgian waffles.
Hamngatan 18-20 (NK, nedre plan), Norrmalm/City